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Learning Management

System:
Teaching and Learning in
an Online Environment
Prof. Preeti Mahajan
Rupak Chakravarty

Dept. of Library & Inf. Science
Panjab University, Chandigarh

Learning Management System:

A Learning Management System (LMS) is
a set of software tools designed to
manage user learning interventions
including online, virtual classroom, and
instructor-led courses.

web-based and facilitate "anytime, any
place, any pace" access to learning
content and administration.

Learning Management System:
commercially developed and restrict
access to their source code, free and
open-source models do exist.

Commercial systems (Blackboard, WebCT,
eCollege, and Desire2Learn)

Open source (Moodle, Sakai, Segue, and
Coursework).

Learning Management System:
can be used to totally or partially replace
face-to-face teaching.

The focus of an LMS is to manage
learners, keeping track of their progress
and performance across all types of
training activities.

.Learning Management System: The virtual learning environment used by universities and colleges allow instructors to manage their courses and exchange information with students.

waitlist management) • provision of on-line learning (Computer- Based Training.Learning Management System: • Learner self-service (self-registration on instructor-led training) • training workflow (user notification. manager approval. read & understand) .

equipment) . facilities. management of continuous professional education (CPE) • collaborative learning (application sharing.Learning Management System: • On-line assessment. discussion threads) • training resource management (instructors.

• Once the learners complete a course. . CD-ROM). etc. online. report the test results. and recommend next steps. how it’s available (classroom.Learning Management System: • Identifies people who need a particular course and tells them how it fits into their academic career. when it’s available. the LMS can administer tests based on proficiency requirements.

can simplify global certification efforts. enable entities to align learning initiatives with strategic goals. .Learning Management System: These are instrumental in assuring that organizations meet rigid certification requirements. and provide a viable means of enterprise-level skills management.

. Modular in construction and can readily be extended by creating plugins for specific new functionality.Learning Management System: Helps educators create effective online learning communities and create online courses with opportunities for rich interaction.

Learning Management System: Promotes collaboration. etc. and is suitable for 100% online classes as well as to supplement face- to-face learning. critical reflection. . low-tech browser interface and is easy to install. Simple. compatible. efficient.

workshops.000 registered users. assignments. course themes. . speaking over 75 languages in 193 countries. by topic or a discussion-focussed social format. choice of course formats such as by week. surveys. facilitates forums. glossaries. quizzes. MOODLE In Moodle a teacher has full control over all settings for a course. resources. chats. 400.

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develop learning paths. . publish documents in any format. create groups of students. administer public and private forums. prepare online exercises. Claroline Allows teacher to write a course description. publish announcements Translated into 35 languages.

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. etc. forums and "file dialog" element to discuss papers. OLAT .The Open Source LMS Multilingual online translation tool having flexible course system. single pages with integrated WYSIWYG HTML editor. questionnaire for course evaluations. Offers wikis.

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Certifications. Payment integration and more. Modules management. EFront Offers a wide range of features from content creation. Exam builders. extended statistics. forum. Communication tools (Forum. test builder. Enrollment methods. Chat. Calendar. Assignments builders. Courses and Categories management. Progress tracking. internal messaging system. Files management. surveys User management Lessons. Authentication methods. . chat. Glossary). Reports generators. project management.

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Fle3 WebTops can be used by teachers and students to store different items. organize them to folders and share them with others. Fle3 > Future Learning Environment Supports learner and group centered work that concentrates on creating and developing expressions of knowledge. . Easy to localize to different languages.

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Podcast. muti-language support. . Assessment (Quizzes.NextGen and KEWL 3. GUI management tools.KEWL. Google Maps. Flexible configuration options at the level of site and course).0.nextgen: Two main versions of KEWL. KEWL. essays. blogs. podcasts.) and Other features ( a full online survey capability. RSS feeds. etc). Wiki). Instructional Design. file uploads. Content ( Content management. Features includes Communication ( Forums. timelines. etc. Supports full range of educational options from simple delivery and summative assessment through approaches such as problem-based learning. Blog.

Hindi. French. It supports multiple GUI languages including English. Brihaspati: Platform independent. . Can be used to deploy elearning content for off-campus self as well as mentored learning. Urdu. highly scalable content delivery tool for webbased elearning system. Bangla and Marathi.

having class discussions. Can upload/publish content material in any format directly to the course. . deletion and modifications. Can manage students’ details in his own course. Brihaspati: Enables instructors to enhance on-campus learning by sharing course materials. including addition. and making assessments on the web.

. Online tests can also be conducted by the instructor. The users can communicate online through chat and whiteboard. short type and multiple type). Brihaspati: They can also take backup of the course material and can create module wise question bank of various types (true/false.

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Learning WhatManagement System: has to be done: Learning management systems. particularly open-source ones. learning repositories. To maximize their benefits. portals. . the higher education institutions in other countries must integrate them with their web sites. instant messaging. have a crucial role in bridging the digital divide. etc. library catalogs.

.Learning WhatManagement System: has to be done Universities and other institutions of higher learning in India can adopt the open source LMS which are considered to meet the qualities of the commercial ones including Blackboard. etc. WebCT.

Learning WhatManagement System: has to be done? The Universities in India can hence. However. it must not occur at the cost of detaching universities from their organizational goals. effectively materialize the model of coordination-based LMS which would contribute to their excellence. .

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